HMI Faculty Members Publish Paper on Conflict and Well-Being
Yara Asi, a Department of Health Management and Informatics lecturer and Doctoral Program in Public Affairs graduate, published a paper with fellow HMI faculty members Lynn Unruh and Xinliang Liu titled “Conflict and well-being: a comparative study of health-related quality of life, stress, and insecurity of university students in the West Bank and Jordan,” in Quality of Life Research Journal. Read the paper here.
Federal Court Opinion Cites Faculty Research
A 50+ page article written by Assistant Professor Barbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou is cited in a recent U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. Andraka-Christou’s 2017 article titled “What Is ‘Treatment’ for Opioid Addiction in Problem-Solving Courts” is cited in three places, including on the first page. The case citation is Tri-Cities Holdings LLC et al. v. Tenn. Admin. Procedures Div. et al., No. 17-5628/6046 (6th Cir. Feb. 28, 2018). Read the opinion here.
Podcast Features Faculty Researchers
The American Journal of Managed Care‘s latest podcast features commentary by faculty members Meghan Gabriel, Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Amanda Walden and Alice Noblin. They discuss findings from their recent study (with Ashley Rutherford), Data Breach Locations, Types, and Associated Characteristics Among US Hospitals. The authors advise that hospitals conduct routine audits to allow them to see the vulnerabilities before a breach occurs. Listen to the podcast here.
UCF Big Data Series on Healthcare To Feature Three HMI Faculty Members
Alice Noblin, Danielle Atkins and Xinliang “Albert” Liu, from the Department of Health Management and Informatics, will join other faculty members from the UCF Colleges of Business, Engineering and Computer Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Sciences for the UCF Big Data Series on Healthcare. The free event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 7 at Ferrell Commons: Live Oak Event Center. Space is limited; students and alumni can register here.
Student, Faculty Team Place Second at HIMSS Case Competition
Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur and master of health care informatics students Tyler Winterfeld and Nicholas Martinez won second place out of eight teams in the HIMSS Case Competition, a national level competition for graduate students in health care informatics.
Gurupur Receives Marquis Recognition
Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Gurupur joined the department’s faculty in 2014. Much of his research focuses on software engineering decision support systems for health care and education. Read about his impressive career.
Fottler Receives Marquis Recognition
Professor Emeritus Myron Fottler is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Fottler joined the UCF faculty in 1999 and served as executive director of the department’s health services administration programs. Read about his impressive career.
Wan Publishes New Book
2017 SDPS Conference Awards
Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Wan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the health sciences from the Society for Process and Design Science at the society’s 2017 conference last week (photo). Wan is the author of some 200 journal articles and multiple books, and he has mentored more than 100 doctoral students. In addition, Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur was identified as “one of the rising stars of SDPS” when he received a Special Service Award for taking a lead role in organizing the conference (photo). Congratulations!
Daniel Barr Up and Comer
Alumnus Daniel Barr (M.S.HSA ’04) is one of 15 health care executives nationwide to receive the 2017 Up and Comers Award from Modern Healthcare, a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Barr, 39, is vice president of operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. His profile appears on modernhealthcare.com. Read about other recent honors he’s received.